A week ago, we took pictures of the Sedgwick family after church. I have to say, it’s been a long time since we had the WHOLE family together. We always seem to be missing someone. Rob and Shelly and Avery are in Georgia, Katrina is in Oklahoma and Marc, Jordan and Rae are in Ellsworth, KS, so we always have pieces of the family. Anyway, I love this picture!
Monday night’s middle school choir concert was about the shortest on record, 15 minutes start to finish, I think. They did a very good job, though, and you could see why the group got high marks at contest. Jadelyn is on the second row right in front of the second boy from the left.
Jadelyn also had a couple of milestones outside of school this week. She wants to be an orthodontist when she completes her schooling and she got to shadow a dentist for an afternoon this week. I think she really enjoyed doing that. The other thing that day was (drumroll, please): she passed her driver’s permit exam! In Kansas, 14-year-olds can get a learner’s permit and begin 50 hours of supervised driving. Their unrestricted license comes at age 16 or 17, I think. Congratulations, Jade!
Our daughter Heidi had a birthday this week and we got the family together for Braum’s ice cream to celebrate. We really enjoy family time while we’re here!
Yesterday was a jam packed day. In the morning, we went to Jadelyn’s final Bible quiz. In the Friends church, quiz is just for 7th and 8th graders, so this is the last one for all our grandkids. We have enjoyed watching them learn the scripture and compete. Jade’s team wasn’t in the finals, so as soon as they broke for lunch, LeRoy and I and Bailey left for Ellsworth to Rae’s birthday party.
Long time readers will remember that a year ago on April 25, our first great grandchild was born at 26 weeks. Rachel Leigh (we all call her Rae) weighed 1 lb. 5 oz. and is a true miracle and answer to many, many prayers. We hadn’t seen her since November and she has changed so much! Happy birthday, sweet girl! She enjoyed her presents but the rustly paper was the real draw.
Grandma Compton’s book about baby animals was her favorite, especially the fuzzy bunny. She knew exactly where to look for that soft fluff. I loved reading it to her!
We’re starting to get things arranged in our motor home so that they are more handy and efficient. We bought a set of shelves and hung them on the wall at the end of the loveseat. The cubes are handy for storing plastic containers and ziplock bags, even my knitting. Up top we have a narrow shelf for fleecy throws for cool evenings, with room below for my iPad and the coffee pot when it’s not in use.
This week we start a round of necessary medical appointments, beginning with the audiologist to see how I’m getting along with my hearing aids. Although I still wish I heard better sometimes, overall I’m very pleased. Our “wellness checks” are coming up when they find out if we can get ourselves to the bathroom without help and if we’re prone to falls. So far, so good! Except for passing out at the Mexican border, I haven’t had any traumatic incidents. LeRoy kept me from going down hard then. A bottle of water and some cool air and I was all good. I hope to keep it that way!